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Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission Reports

Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission Reports

Friday, 7 December 2012 12:03 p.m. by GovtBeehive Featured Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Earthquakes Royal Commission Vol 4 released

Earthquakes Royal Commission Vol 4 released

Friday, 7 December 2012 11:38 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Christopher Finlayson | Attorney-General

Consultation on earthquake-prone buildings begins

Consultation on earthquake-prone buildings begins

Friday, 7 December 2012 11:32 a.m. by GovtBeehive Featured Popular

Maurice Williamson | Building and Construction

Gerry Brownlee and being stuck in the Red Zone

Gerry Brownlee and being stuck in the Red Zone

Friday, 7 December 2012 11:07 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Yesterday’s Press carried an article Red-zoners call for more time by Charlie Gates 

Launch of the Canterbury Economic Recovery Programme, Addington Raceway, Christchurch

Launch of the Canterbury Economic Recovery Programme, Addington Raceway, Christchurch

Thursday, 6 December 2012 5:10 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Economic recovery programme launched

Economic recovery programme launched

Thursday, 6 December 2012 5:08 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Economic recovery programme launched

Economic recovery programme launched

Thursday, 6 December 2012 4:40 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has highlighted 20 key projects in the Economic Recovery Programme for Greater Christchurch, launched 6 December 2012.

Christchurch could potentially be an education magnet

Christchurch could potentially be an education magnet

Thursday, 6 December 2012 12:38 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

Christchurch could potentially be an education magnet, UC expert says

John Key redefines the word ‘fair’

John Key redefines the word ‘fair’

Thursday, 6 December 2012 11:09 a.m. by LianneDalziel Popular

CBD business owners and bare landowners in Christchurch have been let down by John Key after he personally defended the decision to acquire their land for just half of the rating valuation, says Labour’s Earthquake Recovery spokesperson Lianne Dalziel.

Info updates: CERA and Southern Response

Info updates: CERA and Southern Response

Thursday, 6 December 2012 6:29 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

CERA have released the December issue (N0. 16) of the  You can download a copy from . Issues covered include:

Red-zoners call for more time

Red-zoners call for more time

Wednesday, 5 December 2012 11:03 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Stressed red-zone residents given less time than others to settle on their properties are appealing to the Government for a deadline extension.

Engineer has inspected 2000 homes

Engineer has inspected 2000 homes

Wednesday, 5 December 2012 11:03 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

An Earthquake Commission (EQC) engineer at the centre of complaints to the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand Inc (Ipenz) has been named at a parliamentary select committee.

Greater Christchurch Recovery Update - Issue 16 (December 2012)

Greater Christchurch Recovery Update - Issue 16 (December 2012)

Wednesday, 5 December 2012 5:41 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Release Date: 05 December 2012

Ceras recovery plan to be unveiled

Cera's recovery plan to be unveiled

Wednesday, 5 December 2012 2:44 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The man who tomorrow will unveil an economic recovery plan for Christchurch has been named the nation's top chartered accountant.

New Christchurch blood centre announcement

New Christchurch blood centre announcement

Tuesday, 4 December 2012 5:46 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Hon Tony Ryall - 

OPEN LETTER TO THE PRIME MINISTER OF NEW ZEALAND - Democracy

OPEN LETTER TO THE PRIME MINISTER OF NEW ZEALAND - Democracy

Tuesday, 4 December 2012 12:08 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Dear Prime Minister Rt Hon. John Key

Christchurch Democracy Rally Speech notes

Christchurch Democracy Rally Speech notes

Monday, 3 December 2012 3:16 p.m. by GlennLivingstone Popular

 

Option to save homes dismissed

Option to save homes dismissed

Monday, 3 December 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

First CBD commercial land purchases welcomed

First CBD commercial land purchases welcomed

Friday, 30 November 2012 3:27 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Government receives final part of Canterbury earthquakes report from Royal Commission

Government receives final part of Canterbury earthquakes report from Royal Commission

Thursday, 29 November 2012 12:00 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Christopher Finlayson | Attorney-General

Govt agrees in principle to support Canterbury TEIs in quake rebuild

Govt agrees in principle to support Canterbury TEIs in quake rebuild

Thursday, 29 November 2012 9:19 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Steven Joyce | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Red zone workers told to cover up

Red zone workers told to cover up

Thursday, 29 November 2012 7:13 a.m. by Media3News Popular

Workers in Christchurch's central city red zone may not be able to wear shorts or T-shirts to work next year.

Nicky in the City December January

Nicky in the City December January

Tuesday, 27 November 2012 4:15 p.m. by NickyWagner Popular

Hello everyone

Rebuild needs communitys involvement

Rebuild needs community's involvement

Tuesday, 27 November 2012 11:07 a.m. by LianneDalziel Recommended Popular

It is time for an honest debate about the direction the Christchurch recovery is taking, writes Lianne Dalziel.

Current thinking from NZ and overseas - David Rutherford

Current thinking from NZ and overseas - David Rutherford

Monday, 26 November 2012 10:51 p.m. by HumanRightsComm Featured Popular

Chief Commissioner David Rutherford recently spoke on human rights and disaster recovery at the 10th World Conference of the International Ombudsmen’s Institute in Wellington.

Land Use Recovery Plan for greater Christchurch

Land Use Recovery Plan for greater Christchurch

Monday, 26 November 2012 5:34 p.m. by GovtECAN Popular

Environment Canterbury has received a direction from the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister, Gerry Brownlee, to develop a Land Use Recovery Plan for greater Christchurch.

Rally for Democracy - Our City - Our Say - 1st December 2012

Rally for Democracy - Our City - Our Say - 1st December 2012

Monday, 26 November 2012 1:09 p.m. by PRNews Recommended Popular

Cantabrians will march from Latimer Square to Cranmer Square past their Provincial Council Chambers on 1st December demanding the Government give back DEMOCRACY to their city

Cera calls on outside expertise to aid work

Cera calls on outside expertise to aid work

Monday, 26 November 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority has halved the staff it employs from other organisations in the past year, but still gets nearly a fifth of its workforce elsewhere.

Feedback sought on Govt transport plan for city

Feedback sought on Govt transport plan for city

Friday, 23 November 2012 4:50 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

CERA wants feedback from Christchurch citizens on An Accessible City, 

Gerry Brownlee uses earthquake powers to overrides Environment Canterbury

Gerry Brownlee uses earthquake powers to overrides Environment Canterbury

Friday, 23 November 2012 3:06 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has used earthquake legislation to create a "land-use recovery plan".

CCDU Six-Pack 23 November 2012

CCDU Six-Pack 23 November 2012

Friday, 23 November 2012 2:42 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Central city transport plan backed by Environment Canterbury

Central city transport plan backed by Environment Canterbury

Friday, 23 November 2012 2:32 p.m. by GovtECAN Popular

Environment Canterbury welcomes the release of the draft transport plan for the central city by the Christchurch Central Development Unit.

EPIC Enterprise and Innovation hub official opening

EPIC Enterprise and Innovation hub official opening

Friday, 23 November 2012 11:33 a.m. by NickyWagner

Government suprised by town hall decision

Government 'suprised' by town hall decision

Thursday, 22 November 2012 5:31 p.m. by Media3News Popular

The Government isn't ruling out overriding the council's decision to save Christchurch's quake-damaged town hall.

Brownlee to have discussion on Christchurch City Council Town Hall decision

Brownlee to 'have discussion' on Christchurch City Council Town Hall decision

Thursday, 22 November 2012 3:04 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Brownlee is refusing to say whether he will overturn the Christchurch City Council’s decision today to rebuild the Christchurch Town Hall.

Canterbury Skills and Employment Hub opens

Canterbury Skills and Employment Hub opens

Thursday, 22 November 2012 1:44 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Steven Joyce | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Forced acquisitions not attractive - specialist

Forced acquisitions not attractive - specialist

Wednesday, 21 November 2012 9:47 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Affected landowners should be concerned about two aspects of the way that the Christchurch Central Development Unit proceeds with compulsory land acquisition in the CBD, according to Catherine Schache, a commercial law specialist at Duncan Cotterill.

Chief Executive update – 21 November 2012

Chief Executive update – 21 November 2012

Wednesday, 21 November 2012 4:37 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

 

More evidence of Christchurch rent gouging

More evidence of Christchurch rent gouging

Wednesday, 21 November 2012 1:26 p.m. by PRNews Popular

New Zealand First says more evidence of rent gouging has emerged with a Christchurch family with nine young children landed with a rent increase of $100 a week to take their weekly rental from $460 to $560.

Speedy demolition this weekend

Speedy demolition this weekend

Wednesday, 21 November 2012 11:36 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

This weekend will see a unique quick-fire demolition of the eight-storey URS House on the corner of Gloucester and Durham Streets.

Technical Reports - Peer Review - Canterbury Earthquake Sequence and Implications for Seismic Design Levels

Technical Reports - Peer Review - Canterbury Earthquake Sequence and Implications for Seismic Design Levels

Wednesday, 21 November 2012 10:03 a.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

The Commission received the following advice from Professor Ralph Archuleta of the University of California, Santa Barbara. The paper reviews the technical report by GNS Science.

Technical Reports - Base Isolation and Damage-Resistant Technologies for Improved Seismic Performance of Buildings

Technical Reports - Base Isolation and Damage-Resistant Technologies for Improved Seismic Performance of Buildings

Wednesday, 21 November 2012 9:54 a.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

The Commission sought the advice of Professor Andrew Buchanan, Holcim Adjunct Professor Des Bull, Associate Professor Rajesh Dhakal, Associate Professor Greg MacRae, Dr Alessandro Palermo and Associate Professor Stefano Pampanin from the University of Canterbury on new technologies to improve seismic performance of buildings.

Technical Report - Stairs and Access Ramps Between Floors in Multi-storey Buildings

Technical Report - Stairs and Access Ramps Between Floors in Multi-storey Buildings

Wednesday, 21 November 2012 9:48 a.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

This report, which was written by Des Bull of Holmes Consulting Group, indicates that in light of the damage sustained to stairs and access ramps in the Christchurch earthquakes a review was needed into the way these items are designed.  It is clear that inadequate allowance has been made in the past for the relative movement that occurs between floors in a major earthquake. 

Technical Report - Structural Design For Earthquake Resistance Past, Present and Future

Technical Report - Structural Design For Earthquake Resistance Past, Present and Future

Wednesday, 21 November 2012 9:46 a.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

The Commission received a report written by Associate Professor Rajesh Dhakal of the University of Canterbury. The report, which was offered to the Commission, provided an indepth discussion of the way in which the current approach to seismic design has developed, and how this may change in the future.

Global opportunity to find solutions for Christchurch

Global opportunity to find solutions for Christchurch

Tuesday, 20 November 2012 5:46 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

The inclusion of Christchurch in a global solution-finding competition will ensure the very best minds in the world contribute to regeneration of the city, says Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority chief executive Roger Sutton.  

Land Use Recovery Plan

Land Use Recovery Plan

Tuesday, 20 November 2012 4:44 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

A Land Use Recovery Plan is to be prepared by Environment Canterbury, working with Christchurch City Council, Selwyn District Council, Waimakariri District Council, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, NZ Transport Agency and CERA.

Victoria Square to reopen

Victoria Square to reopen

Thursday, 15 November 2012 10:47 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

The Christchurch CBD red zone will be reduced tomorrow to allow public access to Victoria Square for the first time since the February 2011 earthquake.

Draft Transport Plan open for public consultation

Draft Transport Plan open for public consultation

Thursday, 15 November 2012 3:53 p.m. by NickyWagner

Govts Ecan moves undemocratic - lawyers

Govt's Ecan moves undemocratic - lawyers

Thursday, 15 November 2012 3:10 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Lawyers have branded the Government's moves to extend its commissioners' control over Canterbury's regional council unjustified.

Draft Transport Plan open for public consultation

Draft Transport Plan open for public consultation

Thursday, 15 November 2012 3:07 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Important boost for Canterbury rebuild

Important boost for Canterbury rebuild

Thursday, 15 November 2012 3:01 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Christchurch Appeal Trust reports annual progress

Christchurch Appeal Trust reports annual progress

Wednesday, 14 November 2012 3:29 p.m. by EarthquakeAppeal Featured Popular

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust today reported on its progress and financial statements for the 15 months from establishment to 30 June 2012 and its Trustees remain committed to supporting Canterbury through the different phases of recovery from the earthquakes.

Shock closure upsets South Brighton residents

Shock closure upsets South Brighton residents

Friday, 9 November 2012 4:02 p.m. by MediaStuff

Residents and shop owners are upset at the sudden closure of a block of shops in South Brighton.

C1 Espresso official reopening

C1 Espresso official reopening

Friday, 9 November 2012 3:09 p.m. by NickyWagner

CCDU BBQ Six-Pack 9th November 2012

CCDU BBQ Six-Pack 9th November 2012

Friday, 9 November 2012 2:41 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Welcome to your Friday BBQ Six-Pack, brought to you by the CCDU Comms Team.

Half truths about redevelopment work miss the point - HNZC

Half truths about redevelopment work miss the point - HNZC

Wednesday, 7 November 2012 4:00 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Recent comments about Housing New Zealand operations, particularly our redevelopments miss the point - we need more state housing where there is demand, and less where there isn't demand says General Manager, Asset Development , Sean Bignell.